The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor

ISBN: 0471177504
ISBN 13: 9780471177500
By: Robert G. Hagstrom Peter S. Lynch

Check Price Now


Business Currently Reading Economics Finance Financial Investing Investment Money Non Fiction To Read

About this book

The Warren Buffett Way offers investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett. Tracing Warren Buffett's career from the beginning, Robert G. Hagstrom, Jr., tells us exactly how, starting with an initial investment of only $100, Buffett built a business empire worth $19.4 billion. Offers a close-up look at Buffett's highly successful investment theories and strategies; identifies the types of businesses Buffett now finds most attractive, and which ones he avoids; and based on the author's ten-year monitoring of Buffett's numerous shrewd investments and ventures.

Reader's Thoughts


I enjoyed this quick and to-the-point read. It is far better than the current Best Seller Tap Dancing to Work garbage. Read this for a simple overviewTap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012

Pooja Kashyap

A few explanations are indistinguishable with respect to real practical application in analyzing companies and making investment decisions. A good read for those who are looking forward to study an introduction to Buffett.


Nick has been studying Warren Buffer by way of news articles and Berkshire's annual reports for many years. From these studies, the author has built what he thinks is the strategy that Warren uses to analyze and eventually purchase companies. The book explains how Buffet is part Ben Graham, part Philip Fisher and part Charlie Munger and explains how each of their theories has influenced Buffet's business purchasing techniques.


I've read Buffett's biography before, which in hindsight, is a much better book. The title made me think the book is going to be about how Buffett invests. It is, but the bigger focus is giving account of what seems like every single company Buffett ever owned, and why. This case study sprinkled with investment principles is unfortunately neither as riveting as a biography nor as informative as a how to book.

Jeanne Daly

Even though this is an older book I thought it would be interesting to read about Warren Buffett and his investment strategies but I found it rather disjointed and not helpful at all. For me, this book did not flow very well and was challenging to slog through. I have so much respect for Warren Buffett and the success he has achieved but this particular book did nothing for me on any level.

Amethyst Mahoney

This was a pretty good book. It was surprising to me that the things I have said and done in the stock market all of these years are what Warren Buffet teaches! Guess I should put a little more time and energy into that. :-)


الكتاب جيد وانصح بقرائته لكل من يفكر فى التعامل فى أسواق الاسهمكتبت هذا التعليق بعد قراءة النسخة العربيه من الكتاب المسماه ( الاستثمار فى الاسهم على طريقة وورن بفت) ... من ترجمة مروان ابو جيب وهى الطبعه الأولى وصدرت عن مكتبة العبيكان.والحكمة تختصر ب الشراء في القيعان حينما يكون الناس في هلع من السوق والبيع في القمم. واختيار الشركات ذات الاستثمار.

Kaloyan Drenski

A must-read for everyone interested in investments, and particularly the Warren Buffett's way of doing it. The book uses real data from Berkshire Hathaway annual reports over the years, plus detailed explanations by the author, that even a rookie could understand. I believe this book is a good starting point for everyone interested in business thinking and analysis.It points out the fundamentals, while studying the Buffett's way of thinking, shaped over the years.


I actually listened to the version narrated by Stefan Rudnicki - one of my favourite 'voice actors' - and he did a good job of bringing some life to the pages and making this somewhat tolerable.While the book does present and illustrate the Buffet investing characteristics with enough biographical information to flesh out the story in an interesting way, in the end the book's repetitiveness got to me.Buffet's philosophy is renowned for it's simple common sense. A great strength for investment theory, but a poison pill for someone writing on the topic. I couldn't help thinking the author really struggled to pad the material out to the requisite number of pages.


A nice introduction to investing in general and to Warren Buffett. A brief and interesting biography, a rundown of The Intelligent Investor and other influences on Buffett, an analysis of Buffett's investments (I can see why he's the best), and a summery of some of Thinking Fast and Slow.

Leandro Melendez

Muy bueno! Los principios que describe en esencia son fáciles de entender y muy descriptivos. Aunque en el fondo tuve que recurrir durante la lectura a internet para aprender que querían decir varios términos, y entender que estaban haciendo en los cálculos.Definitivamente tendré que leerlo de nuevo cuando ya entienda de lleno la terminología.Excelente y muy recomendado!


I found the book to be interesting at points. I had to skim throught the information about the companies Buffet owns becuase I was primarily interested in his investment philosophy. The biggest thing I took from the book is that to ignore the short term changes in the market and focus on the underlying value of the businesses you invest in.


Good stuff - history of the man, details about his biggest and most successful (except 2 duds) common stock purchases as well as a wealth of info on how he picks stocks and how he doesn't. Interesting read and solid, practical advise about investing from the best ever.

Fung Fui

This was my first book about Warren Buffett and I fell in love with his business sense straight away and never looked back.If someone says "There are so many books about Warren Buffett in the market, which one is the best?", I would recommend this without hesitation. Hagstrom explained Buffett's investing approach in very layman terms and it is fun to read.It helped me to understand Buffett's philosophy of "Buying a stocks is like buying a piece of ownership in a business". With such an idea instill into my mind, I am making more money in stocks now than ever.If I were to read The Intelligent Investor first, surely I will lose my interest in value investing because it is so difficult to understand. Thankfully, The Warren Buffett Way helped me in understanding preliminary level of value-investing before advancing to Benjamin Graham's teaching.


If you want to read this book without reading this WHOLE book, I heartily suggest reading the intros and the last chapter. I wish I had done that. Instead, I waded into subjects that were perilously over my head. However, I am convinced that Warren Buffett is a subtly brilliant, definitely humble man worth studying. Here are a few of his tenets: You are buying a business, not just a stock, so know your the business before investing in it. Make sure the manager is discerning. Buy at a discount and hold onto that baby for 10 years or more. :)You know it's bad when an English major's review is this short but look at my subject matter? Treading water. . .

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *